i bet ya'll are thinking this will be about his talent. nope its about him staying for four years. i thought of this while watching the texas unc game and dicky v saying james will end up being the all time rebounder in big 12 history. then i thought about jj redick being the all time leading scorer in the acc. players that end up doing that are good but they dont turn out to be very good int he nba, bascially i dont think there will ever be a guy like time duncan who would have been the number 1-3 pick for three years but decides to go back to school. i kid might turn down the lotto once but thats as far as it probably will go
i agree. there wont be another projected number one pick stay in school for two more years. one year might happen but no way itll ever happen again imo.
There's too much risk involved..that's why no one is willing to do it. Your putting potential injuries, and finance at risk by returning to school when you've proven enough to get selected in the 1st round, where you can get guaranteed money. It's strictly business, and I think it's smart to forgo seasons when your ready enough to get guaranteed money (get selected to the 1st round).
yeah i used to think the injury thing was the main factor but then i tried to remeber the last guy to get a career ending injury or a injury they barely healed from while in college and couldnt think of one. these days its seem anything cn get fixed. i think a big reason is that the longer you sty the more scouts can learn abut youre weakness. theres been a couple who's draft stock got hurt by that but one that comes to mind is my brothers friend boom williams(donald) after having a great season at unc he should have went into the draft because he would have been a number one pick. he decided to come back. played as well but his weaknesses got exposed and he never made it to the nba. i know i wouldnt stay either if i had a great year and was projected to be lotto
Yea exactly, that's what I mean (partially) when I say financial. If you go back and scouts find more and more of your weaknesses, your losing yourself money in the process because the lower your picked the lower your salary will be.
So do you think if melo would have stayed three or four years that it would have hurt his stock or if players like kobe, KG, and Lebron would have went it would have hurt their stock? without a major injury of coarse.
never know because real good players dont stay for four years. but its possible esspecially with a player liek kobe where if he didnt have a great year his stock drops or kg. bron physical features it probably wouldnt matter
The four year player that goes in the top 3 is pretty much extinct. All the injury risks and financial losses that one can suffer is too much to bear. Had Duncan been born in the late 70s or early 80s, not only would he not have stayed for four years, he probably wouldn't went to Wake Forest to begin with. Another issue with staying for four years is it gives scouts ample time to nitpick your weaknesses and rank your "upside" and "potential".
well its pretty much a given that some players wuldnt have went to the same school if they played back then because different teams were good. and why wouldnt he have stayed 4 years back then when thats when most players did stay four years. i think its mor elikely he would have because back then the money was much much less. duncan also wasnt a highly recruited basketball player coming out of highschool